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“Mayan Culture Centre”

Na Bolom Cultural Centre
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Owner description: The former home of Frans and Trudy Blom, a Danish couple that worked to save the region's forests and native inhabitants, is now the headquarters of a foundation dedicated to continuing their work and also includes a museum.
The Dalles
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Mayan Culture Centre”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Genuine local artists and crafts persons performing traditional soon to be lost skills. Lovely location.

Visited April 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“OK. Interesting history of Chiapas”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

The museum is a compilation of all the work Duby Trudy and her Husband did during their lifetime in the Lacandona Jungle, in Chiapas, México.

There's an educational video an many pictures of old Chiapas, those are worth watching, for me it was interesting because i'm mexican. There are also old maps and equipment from the early european explorers. Also some indigenous and prehispanic figures found in the region. The place has a small restaurant and an art-craft store across the street.

There's also a big library with antique book of Chiapas and the Lacandona region.

Visited April 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
231 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Packed with of couple's work including pictures, archaelogical findings and books”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Na Bolom means house of the Jaguar. elegant colonial mansion owned by a philanthropic couple. Today the house displays their collection; tools, crafts, clothing, picutures, archaelogical finding and books. Library has more than 10,000 volumes. Old chapel contains colonial era religious art. Back of the house id a botanical garden. Admission is 40 peso.

Visited March 2012
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Hartsdale, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Not worth the money”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

a little run down although somewhat interesting. Mrs. Blom died in 1993 and the upkeep semms to be poor

Visited March 2012
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Very interesting and educational”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

The video is now in English and gave much insight. We were impressed with the museum. Just would not recommed taking a tour with Maria. I feel bad writing something negative but we were very disappointed in the quality of the tour to Chamula and Zinacantan

Visited March 2012
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Thank Penny Z
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